Rock N’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon Recap / Review

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Expo: This race was part of the Rock N’ Roll series. They usually have a pretty big expo and the Las Vegas show was no different. It was in the Sands Convention center behind the Venetian (good, central location). There was tons of booths (read: opportunities to spend money) and free stuff. Susan and I got 2 free pictures for our memory books. You know, if I had to time to … [Read more...]

PCRF Cinco De Mayo Half Marathon

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I usually don’t carb load before a half marathon because I eat enough carbs day-to-day to keep my glycogen stores more than full! But, yesterday ended up being an unplanned carb loading extravaganza! I had a bowl of cereal as an afternoon snack. No big. Then, Ben came home from running errands with a soft pretzel. Eating a pretzel before the Las Vegas half worked well so I … [Read more...]

Big Sur 10.6 Mile Race Review

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Back in January driving up to Big Sur seemed like a good idea. But life’s recent events made me a little reluctant to go out of town again. I know, my problems are bullshit. Well, I’m glad we made the drive because Ben accomplished his first double digit run ever and I had a good time My Garmin didn’t turn on for 2 miles. Plus I spent the first 2+ jogging with Ben so I’m not … [Read more...]

Paso Robles Half Marathon Race Review

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On March 24th I ran the Paso Robles Half Marathon. Next year’s race dates are not up yet – so stay tuned. The expo: There wasn’t one. This is a small race of a few thousand runners and the packet pick-up was up a windy road on the grounds of a hot springs spa. There were 3 tables set up – one to pick up your bib, one to get your shirt and one to check that you were in the … [Read more...]